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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2020.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2587038-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Support and Imaging
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

The Therapy service within the Oncology and Haematology specialist team based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, has the opportunity to recruit a 0.77 WTE (28 hours per week) Occupational Therapy ( OT) assistant to work within the Therapy team on this highly specialised unit. The OT team consists of a clinical specialist OT and a full time band 5 OT. The OT's work very closely with the Physiotherapists within that team to provide a holistic service for the patients.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Occupational Therapists, assisting them to assess and treat clients who are undergoing active treatment for cancer. This unit admits patients directly from home, from outpatients clinics and from the Emergency Department or the admission units. This unit often has patients within it who have significant cognitive impairment or physical impairment due to their diagnosis. This unit also has patients, for whom no further treatment for their condition can be offered, and the Therapy team are actively involved in discharge planning for patients at the end of their life.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a competency-based training programme to allow them to carry out particular treatment techniques with clients under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist. They will also be expected to carry out administration tasks and general cleaning duties within the Therapy team. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team and with organisations outside of UHL.

When working at the weekend, this will be as part of a roster and the duty will be worked at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.

Please note that this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient number of applications are received. If you are interested in this post we advise that you apply as soon as possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Bowler - Therapy Clinical Team Leader

07929 825437

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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